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Beautiful Graduation Quotes for Fresh Grads (Globally) – Grad Quotes List

List of Grad Quotes with Explanation

Hats off to graduates throughout the globe! Whether they are getting their high school diploma, a degree from college, a certificate of any sort, or even a promotion at work they deserve some words of recognition for all the hard work they did.

If you are having one of those “Class of Everyone” years where you have to send graduation cards to the whole class, and you’re just looking for some good quotes to write in that special graduate card. We’ve got your back.

List of Best Handpicked Graduation Quotes

We compiled a list of quotes you can choose from, and use them to your convenience. You can go through all the quotes or you can jump right to the specific type of quotes you’re looking for.

Your education is what differentiates you from other people.

Explanation: Your cast, creed, color, race doesn’t give you an advantage over other human beings. The only thing which can give you an advantage over other human beings is if you have more knowledge than them. 

If you get tired, learn to rest. Not to just quit.

Explanation: In life, there are some points where you feel very tired and are unmotivated to put in the effort to achieve your goals. In this kind of situation, take a rest. It will be good for your health. Don’t give up on your goals, just take a little break and get your head in the right place. 

Every day is a second chance in your life.

Explanation: If you messed up yesterday. If something didn’t go as planned, don’t just give up right there. Pick yourself up, and know that every day is a second chance to change that. If you made a mistake yesterday, life gives you another chance every day. Don’t let yourself down if you’ve failed. Failing once doesn’t define who you are and what you are capable of. Failure doesn’t define you, what defines you is how you come back from that and grow from your shortcomings. If you didn’t work hard enough, it’s time to work harder than before.

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Explanation: Everyone has goals, dreams to fulfill. But it always seems impossible to achieve your goals. The key is to work hard for it and tell yourself that you can do it no matter what the circumstances are.
It is very important for you to believe and have faith in yourself. Obviously, at first, the task may seem too daunting and big, but there’s nothing in this world that is impossible.  

If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never change the goal.

Explanation: If you tried hard to achieve your goal and your plan didn’t work, don’t give up. Be smart and change your plan. Never, I repeat, never give up on your goals. If the way you planned things didn’t get you the results that you wanted, figure out another way to do it.


A good education is a foundation for a better future.


Explanation: To have a successful future requires education. If you are well educated, there will be more opportunities for you to explore. Your livelihood depends upon how much you earn, and how much you earn depends upon how educated you are. So in order to have a good lifestyle, you must have a good education.


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.


Explanation: To move further in life, you should be very consistent with what you are doing. Don’t give up or stop doing the hard work. It’s not an onetime thing. You should be consistent with your performance in order to succeed. If you think that you just have to work hard once and never do it again, then you are not going to move forward in life. It’s not the right mindset. Life is all about consistency. 


Good is not enough. You’ve got to be great. 


Explanation: you should always work hard with your full potential and never settle down for just good. Work as hard as you can so that you can be great. Being just good isn’t enough, you’ve got to be the greatest. 


Life is about making an impact, not just talking.


Explanation: If you really want to make an impact on the world, you have to work hard and prove it rather than just talking about it. If there’s something that you want to change, don’t just talk about it. Get up and do the work to make that change as well. Work hard and change it yourself. And always remember this, actions speak louder than words.


Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.


Explanation:  You should know that education is the only power of yours that no one can never take from you. Your education is your strength. By the use of your education, you can really put an impact on this world.


Change is the end result of all true learning.


Explanation: Yes, we all make mistakes. This is the process of learning. A mistake or failure doesn’t define you. But you learning from your mistakes and bringing in the change, is actually the end result of true learning. It shows that you actually learned from your mistakes and brought a change. That’s what matters.


The heart of education is the education of the heart.


Explanation: The highest form of education that one could have is when the heart is placed before anything else. It doesn’t matter if you are very smart, intelligent, etc. If you don’t put your heart in everything you do, it is meaningless.  Having your heart in any endeavor you choose to follow is a good way of achieving your goal with assurance and peace of mind that what you are doing is something that will not only just benefiting you, but also others.


Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You’ve to take risks.


Explanation: If you fail once, you should figure out the problems and the point where you were wrong, then work on it. Because this way, every time you figure about your flaws and keep on working hard, you get one step closer to success.


Start where you are, use what you have, and do what you are capable of.


Explanation: To achieve your goals, you have to start right now, from where you are. Just get up and begin. Use whatever you have at the moment, be motivated, and fully dedicated to achieving your goals. Work as hard as you can and with your full potential. Show the world what you are capable of. 


It is never impossible to make a difference. 


Explanation: If you believe in something, work hard to get it done. Use your actions and hard work to make a difference. Remember, nothing is impossible if you try as hard you can. Even if you fail, you must never give up. Keep on working hard, and one day all of this hard work and dedication of yours will repay you and make the difference.

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Yousaf Saeed

Yousaf holds a PhD in Engineering and he is 3 times winner of a fully-funded scholarship. It is his passion to write on education-related topics. He is a popular educationist, scholarship mentor, and well-known personality on social media. His passion is to write on academic research, educational tutorials and opportunities that students can benefit from.

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